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The girl child is not a "hen that wants to be a cock": A short survey of the portrayal of the girl child in Alumenda's selected children's books.

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dc.contributor.author Kangira, Jairos
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-14T06:42:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-14T06:42:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Kangira, J. (2009). The girl child is not a 'hen that wants to be a cock': A short survey of the portrayal of the girl child in Alumenda's selected children's books. Nawa Journal of Language and Communication, 3(2), 187-192. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-3835.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10628/108
dc.description.abstract This paper illustrates that Stephen Alumenda represents the girl-child in a positive way in four of his children’s books. The girl-child is portrayed as active, assertive, wise and independent. Alumenda satirises the patriarchal belief system that discriminates against and demeans the girl-child in society. Alumenda’s girl-child emerges dignified, proving that girls can do what boys do equally well if given the same opportunities. Through carefully crafted plots involving Marita, Tambudzai and Thandiwe, the author demonstrates that children’s literature is an indispensable medium which can be used to empower the girl-child. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher NUST, Department of English Communication. en_US
dc.subject Children's literature
dc.subject Girls in literature
dc.subject African girls in literature
dc.subject Alumenda, Stephen - Characters
dc.subject Portrayal of girls in literature
dc.subject Authors, Zimbabwean
dc.title The girl child is not a "hen that wants to be a cock": A short survey of the portrayal of the girl child in Alumenda's selected children's books. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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